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Selena Gomez: on having a blast (and is Emma Watson?)

Duana Posted by Duana at September 6, 2012 16:59:19 September 6, 2012 16:59:19
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I never went backpacking in Europe.   It was the preferred fantasy in my high school class – go to Europe where there’s “culture” - but my parents had me over a barrel with the twin realities of I had already been to Europe (with them, as if that counts), and they would yank my university tuition if I defied them. Full Story

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The Great Porny Unveiling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2012 14:49:21 September 6, 2012 14:49:21
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We’re 4 days away from Jessica Simpson’s post-pregnancy body unveiling on Katie Couric’s new show on Monday. While she tries to sweat off as many pounds as possible until then, details about her weight loss progress, or lack of progress, have been released. All of it, of course, in service of Porny’s deal with Weight Watchers in her role as the company’s spokesperson. Full Story

The judge’s wife has three lips

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 5, 2012 18:19:37 September 5, 2012 18:19:37
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TMZ just reported that Mariah Carey’s American Idol is supposed to start auditioning in two weeks and so far she’s the only judge. Yeah? What’s the problem? TMZ says the problem is that producers are hoping for 4 judges; two of them - Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban - are still negotiating their deals and they’ve no ideas for the final person on the panel. Full Story

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Jim Carrey’s rebound

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 30, 2012 16:27:12 August 30, 2012 16:27:12
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I was a big fan of Jim Carrey when I was a kid. In Living Color was one of my touchstones, one of my earliest influences and it (and Kids in the Hall--hands down, Canada’s most important cultural export besides Strange Brew) was one of the first things that made me want to be a comedian. I loved Carrey on that show. Full Story

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Mrs Cambridge is the ultimate team player

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 30, 2012 15:15:57 August 30, 2012 15:15:57
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Prince William and his Catherine were at the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics last night. Click here if you missed those pictures. They were back out today for Goalball (this sh-t is CRAZY and you should try and get a game in if you can) and at the velodrome for track cycling. Full Story

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Will, Kate, Harry, and the Paralympics

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2012 14:04:57 August 29, 2012 14:04:57
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St James’s Palace has released a provisional Paralympic attendance schedule for Prince William, his Catherine, and Prince Harry, subject to change, of course, especially if anything else breaks and for my report on that from yesterday, please click here Full Story

Thor is a free agent

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 27, 2012 19:40:38 August 27, 2012 19:40:38
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Literally, he is free of an agent. Deadline reports that Chris Hemsworth, after the success of The Avengers and coming off his biggest payday ever, Snow White and the Huntsman, has broken up with his agent of four years, IFA’s Ilene Feldman. They cite differences stemming from negotiations for Thor 2 and Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse, which probably means IFA and Feldman were unable to get Hemsworth as much money as he wants. Full Story

Lauren Conrad on books, portion control, and editing

Duana Posted by Duana at August 24, 2012 16:43:51 August 24, 2012 16:43:51
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I love people’s inexplicable celebrity follows.  They’re not crushes, they may not even be people you like, but you follow them without realizing you’re doing it, spit out  their resume without thinking every time someone idly wonders “whatever happened to”, and it inevitably proves to be embarrassing… As evidenced by the fact that I need to scream for a minute about Lauren Conrad. Full Story

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Katie left with nothing and she wants you to know

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 24, 2012 15:15:39 August 24, 2012 15:15:39
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The Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce was finalised this week. Remember how they were all like “we’re keeping the terms confidential” right after an agreement was reached? Well now TMZ has some of the details. Not surprisingly the information favours Katie, just one of three Yay Katie stories released in the last two days. Full Story

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A Study in the Second Act: Kevin Costner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2012 16:07:16 August 23, 2012 16:07:16
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He was one of the biggest stars on the planet in the 1990s, not only bankable as an actor but as a director, too, courtesy the success of Dances with Wolves. Through 1994, Kevin Costner was king. But then came Waterworld—at the time, the most expensive movie ever made—which was disastrously bad and while it has ultimately made money, it was labelled a “bomb” because of its poor domestic box office. Full Story

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